Tilley Peacock was founded in 2020 by Hayley Huggett with the vision to create original theatre productions and workshops for children with Special Educational Needs and Disability. Our unique approach provides fun, interactive and educational shows which are specially written to be accessible for every child.
As well as offering our fun, interactive and educational shows, at Tilley Peacock, we offer performance based workshops for children of all ages from 4 - 16. Workshops are tailored to the age and size of the group whereby, we encourage confidence and communication through the medium of arts and music.
We believe in a world where all children are given the opportunity to access and enjoy the magic of theatre. Therefore we effectively target children and young people who would otherwise not be able to access live theatre.
We are constantly researching and developing our practice and approach to ensure we deliver the highest standards of specialised theatre. Our ethos is to allow families to feel at ease at our performances leaving with a smile on their face.
From September 2019 - June 2020 our Artistic Director, Hayley Huggett completed an extensive research project titled "How can musicals accommodate and allow Children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) to access and enjoy theatre?" with the aim to discover new techniques that allow children, and their families, to feel at ease at the theatre.
This project resulted in the new musical 'Dotty's Dilemma'. A multi-sensory, interactive and fun show. The story follows Dotty, a Dalmatian Dog, who feels different because she does not have any spots so she travels the seven continents of the world in an attempt to find them.
In July 2020, this project was awarded one of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance's Innovation Awards to help finance a tour of this production to Children's Hospices and Schools.